contradistinction


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con·tra·dis·tinc·tion

 (kŏn′trə-dĭ-stĭngk′shən)
n.
Distinction by contrasting or opposing qualities.

con′tra·dis·tinc′tive adj.
con′tra·dis·tinc′tive·ly adv.
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contradistinction

(ˌkɒntrədɪˈstɪŋkʃən)
n
a distinction made by contrasting different qualities
ˌcontradisˈtinctive adj
ˌcontradisˈtinctively adv
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con•tra•dis•tinc•tion

(ˌkɒn trə dɪˈstɪŋk ʃən)

n.
distinction by opposition or contrast: plants and animals in contradistinction to humans.
[1640–50]
con`tra•dis•tinc′tive, adj.
con`tra•dis•tinc′tive•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.contradistinction - a distinction drawn on the basis of contrast; "sculpture in contradistinction to painting"
differentiation, distinction - a discrimination between things as different and distinct; "it is necessary to make a distinction between love and infatuation"
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contradistinction

noun
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Translations
kontradistinksjon

contradistinction

[ˌkɒntrədɪsˈtɪŋkʃən] N in contradistinction toa diferencia de
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contradistinction

n (form) in contradistinction toim Gegensatz or Unterschied zu
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